The final additions and tweaks have been made to the JamCruise , which means we’re getting into the home stretch. Jamuary is right around the corner!

One of the best things about the cruise is the interaction the musicians on the boat, and getting to chill them in close quarters. Whether it’s the opportunity to sing your favorite karaoke song with members of Umphrey’s McGee backing you, or playing Bingo with or calling out the numbers, the schedulers always do a great job of coming up fun activities for the cruisers and getting the musicians involved.

This year’s highlights: & Mike D will be officiating what is sure to be a hilarious “wedding” on the pool deck, Simon from the will be leading a game of Simon Says, officiates a rousing game of (what else?) Marco Polo, and hosts Musical Mad Libs, whatever that is. There are also workshops for folks hoping to learn more about playing Moogs, design tricks of the trade from Umphrey’s director, finger picking help from the likes of The Keels, and insights into the song making process with Porter Jr, , and . If those workshops don’t sounds like your cup of team, all the more time to hop in a hot tub or hit the blackjack tables and spa!

Jamcruise 2012 is sold out, but prebooking for JamCruise 11 started yesterday. Don’t get left behind on land!

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